Ailing alligator gets CPR at Ohio zoo but dies anyway

Associated Press

Powell, Ohio — An animal care team administered CPR to an ailing alligator in front of onlookers at an Ohio zoo, but it wasn’t enough to save its life.

WBNS-TV reports that officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium say the male alligator had been under veterinary care for weeks because of a respiratory condition. A crowd watched Saturday as the team performed CPR.

Zoo officials say the alligator’s health continued to decline rapidly and he died Saturday night.